Gunmen Behead Local Government Boss, Burn Home After Collecting ₦6m Ransom

Gunmen have killed the sole administrator of Ideato-North LGA Chris Ohizu in Imo state.

The assailants abducted Ohizu alongside two other residents on Friday.

The attackers also set Ohizu’s residence and vehicles ablaze.

The family of the late LGA boss paid ransom to the gunmen to secure his release.

It was gathered that videos showing the butchered head of the LGA boss appeared on social media in the early hours of Monday.

Politicos gathered that the gunmen who don’t want election to hold in south-east used the deceased chairman’s WhatsApp platform to share footages of his beheading.

In one of the videos, the gunmen threatened to also attack Governor Hope Uzodimma and other residents of the state.

Recently, Imo has witnessed a spate of violent attacks perpetrated by gunmen.

The incident is coming some days after an about-to-wed couple was killed in Arondizogu, Ideato-north LGA.

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